Amy Xu, Virginia Tech
Kevin Keller, Arizona State University
Joe McReynolds, Georgetown University
Study Abroad in China
Study abroad with CLI and enjoy travel excursions, daily one-on-one language lessons and much more while studying at one of China’s most beautiful institutions of higher learning, Guangxi Normal University (GXNU). Have the time of your life and emerge speaking Chinese!
Founded in 1932, GXNU maintains an annual student population of nearly 25,000 and offers a wide range of academic disciplines. CLI and GXNU welcome you to study abroad in China!
CLI's College Study Abroad program is specifically designed for current college students and also non-degree seeking students wishing to enroll full-time at a Chinese university.
Standard vs. Intensive
GXNU coursework is at the core of CLI's study abroad program. The main difference between the standard and intensive College Study Abroad program is the amount of one-on-one time you spend with your Chinese language instructor. CLI's standard program includes three weekly hours of one-on-one language instruction, while the intensive program includes ten weekly hours.
Please reference CLI's Intensive Option for more details.
Earn College Credit with CLI
As CLI is officially affiliated with Guangxi Normal University, CLI directly issues GXNU transcripts for all coursework completed while abroad. Over 150 international universities have accepted GXNU transfer credit, including most recently Arizona State University, Virginia Tech, University of Wisconsin, and Wake Forest. Please reference the following list of colleges and universities that have formal or informal relations with GXNU:
Guangxi Normal University International Cooperation List
All CLI students are responsible for arranging credit transfer with their home university. Most colleges and universities have an "Authorization to Take Courses Elsewhere" form or an equivalent. Please contact your study abroad office for more details in order to ensure that your CLI course credit successfully transfers.
Spring/Fall Semester: 15-18 credits (6-9 Chinese language credits, 6-9 liberal arts credits)
Summer Session: 6 credits (all Chinese language)
Winter Session: 3 credits (all Chinese language)
Please see the Curriculum page for exact course titles.
CLI's Pengyou Program (朋友项目)
Kevin Keller, College Study Abroad Student
"CLI is the second study abroad program in which I have participated, and I could not be more pleased with my experience in Guilin. My one-on-one teachers traveled with me around town and were constantly there to help me with my Chinese studies."
- Kevin Keller, Arizona State University, B.A. Double Major in Economics and Chinese